3/16/2017 6:33 AM PDT
Investigators have concluded MLB pitcher Jose Fernandez was driving his boat at the time it crashed in Miami … killing everyone onboard … and say he was drunk and high on cocaine at the time.
Fernandez — along with Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero — were killed on Sept. 25 when Jose’s boat smashed into a jetty around 3 AM.
The FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched an investigation into the incident — and Thursday they released their findings.
Long story short … Fernandez’s blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit and his blood tested positive for traces of cocaine.
Officials say Jose and his crew were boozing at a local bar before the crash — Jose bought 2 bottles of Don Julio tequila and 3 other drinks.
Several of Jose’s friends were texting each other that night — apparently concerned for Jose’s well-being after he got into an argument with his pregnant girlfriend.
As for the crash, officials say they believe the boat was traveling at 66 mph in the pitch-black night — in a very dangerous area. The report essentially says Jose was incredibly reckless.
The report also described the physical injuries all 3 men suffered and it’s gruesome.
The families of the other victims have already filed lawsuits against Jose’s estate for wrongful death.